Alright, no time to mess around. I’m going to go ahead and let the photos do the talking for the food I experienced at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Started off strong with a turkey sandwich from the Turkey-To-Go booth.

Pulled Turkey Sandwich + BBQ Sauce & Cajun Seasoning

Topped off with some $1.00 chocolate milk.

Sweet Martha’s Cookies

om nom nom

Took a good long break before hitting up the cheese curds.

cheesy goodness

Walleye “fries” (my personal fav)

And finally dessert!

Strawberry Fro-Yo + Oreo Crumbs & Blueberries

And then I died.

Okay, enough food porn.

New Workout Plan

This past summer has been so frustrating in terms of my workout regimen.  A few weeks ago, I completed Jamie Eason’s LiveFit 12-Week Program. It was an awesome program and definitely challenged me. However, I saw minimal results. Even more to my disappointment, I wasn’t excited about the workouts. I’m sure this program has worked wonders for many people. I’m just not one of them.

This has left me wandering through my workouts for the past few weeks, with no real sense of direction. I’ve been searching for a new workout plan with minimal results. I’m definitely a lifting weights and cardio kind of girl, but I can only be at the gym for so long. Most of the workouts I stumble upon that seem up my alley require at least an hour and a half of hard work at the gym. I just don’t have that kind of time with school, work, dance, and my new internship at NBC Chicago. An hour and a half is my maximum, not my minimum.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to make a list of all the types of exercises that I enjoy, and incorporate them into a workout plan. When you feel confident and excited about your workout, it changes everything. For example, I love planks. I could do planks all day every day. I absolutely hate hanging leg raises. I know they work for some people, but they do absolutely nothing for me.

I often try to push myself into workout plans that seem challenging, due to the fact that they involve things such as hanging leg raises or other exercises that I am uncomfortable with. I ultimately end up losing interest in the plan and half-assing it. This will never work.

I guess the point I’m trying to make here is do what feels good to you. Don’t worry about what works for fitness models or that super buff chick (or guy) at the gym. If it doesn’t feel right for you, then it probably isn’t. It’s important to choose a workout plan that excites you and that you can see yourself sticking with for the long haul.

Also, be sure to mix up your workout routine every 6-12 weeks. Not only will this assist in muscle confusion, but it will also keep you interested in working out. On that note, I’m off to do more workout searching! Hopefully I will have one pinned down before my first day of my Senior year of college on Thursday!